RockRabbit Vintage Compensated Titanium Tele Saddles
The 3 barrel saddles are Eli Grade 23 Titanium (medical version of Grade 5), vintage-sized at 5/16” diameter and compensated for intonation. Each saddle is designed for its string offset, so each one has its own unique angle and depth of machining flat. Unlike other designs that just uses the same saddles for the EA and BE saddles!
Tele String Compensation
Let’s be honest, any barrel-style compensation is going to be a compromise. Exact intonation depends on many factors- core size and geometry of your string’s core wire, your guitar’s nut, the action height of the strings, and your fingers. My development process was– calculating intonations, machining the barrel saddles, installing on various guitars and finally strobing each guitar. Then adjust the saddles, measure the actual offset, and repeat the entire cycle. After a couple of months (!), this is the saddle design that I finally landed on.
CNC machined in USA
Get your hardware upgrades where Rock&Roll was invented- America! (And jazz and blues and country and western and…) This set of 3 Compensated Telecaster Saddles are machined by us right here in Indiana, USA out of 6Al-4V American Titanium. The stainless springs are made for us in Kentucky and the stainless screws in Massachusetts.
Made in Indiana, not Indonesia
Why buy RockRabbit?
RockRabbit Guitars proudly crafts Basic Bitch guitars along with the best guitar hardware for musicians, boutique guitar builders and OEMs. Using American aircraft-grade materials, we machine premium guitar parts like titanium bridges and saddles, neck, and control plates that are ergonomically designed for maximum tone and playability.
It started in Valparaiso, Indiana in 2014 with the idea that America used to build things. Things that people actually wanted because they were smartly designed and built by craftsmen who cared. The past isn’t coming back, but RockRabbit believes that it can use all the technology available to make ‘Made in America’ viable in a global market. We are honored to have shipped American guitars and custom hardware to guitarists and builders in over 30 countries.